The supermodel Veruschka conjures up many images: writhing like a sexthing for a snapping photographer in Blow Up, towering over everyone as an amazon, or covered in body paint as an animalistic prowess. Born Vera von Lehndorff in East Prussia, her dad tried to kill Hitler with the German Resistance, but failed and was assassinated. She stayed in various camps and stints in 13 schools and children called her a 'stork'. And usually when one is made fun of in school by shitty little kids for being gawky and tall, they become supermodels.
Starting out as a virtual unknown in NYC, and being dissed by Eileen Ford, she created the moniker of Veruschka, a name which pretty much gives off a whiff of sexuality, and adapted a alluring Russian background that rapt the fashion world. She appeared on 11 covers of Vogue and adapted a penchant for body paint. She took advantage of being a sixties bombshell and hooked up with a lineup of those virile Hollywood leading men back in the days (Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, etc.) She was always my favorite supermodel, what with her mysterious persona, penchant for promiscuity, and goodness I wanted her legs.
Currently, Veruschka roams around and lives in Berlin and is a devoted cat lady and artist.
Nylon turns to Mischa Barton as its covergirl for the August cover, athough the last I saw her was as Marissa Cooper dying off in the arms of Ryan in the OC, which was back in 2006. Since then, it seems that her occupation was gallavanting around Los Angeles in questionably hipsterish hotpants and the like. Well, fresh out a DUI and a cellulite scandal, she has finally has two movies coming out, none of which has to do with being a overprivileged Orange County teenager with self-destructive qualities. And yes, I know I am totally revealing myself as a fan of the OC, I just love Princess Sparkles, so sue me. Well she absolves herself in Nylon, presumeably styled in the vein of Jane Birkin, what with the tousled bangs and the multitude of vintage denim. That, combined with the "day after great sex" look, Mischa has put her mugshot days behind her. At least I hope so.
This is so adorable I want to squeal: Feist guest starring on Sesame Street, singing "1234, counting Elmo, chickens, penguins and Sesame Street gang. Sesame Street is still making teenage bitches like me clap and squeal with glee while learning how to count. HOW CUTE!
Of course V Magazine and Mario Testino would put Gisele in shreds of denim for their summer cover. Is there anytime where Gisele isn't all bombshell-ish glistening with sex and what not? How classy is that last cover with the denim shorts/butt floss combo? Assless pants these days, sigh.
I have never, ever seen Mariacarla laugh, so this is quite refreshing.
Tagged by Discotheque Confusion
1. Santogold- "Creator"
2. CSS- "Let's Make Love"
3. Yo La Tengo- "Mr. Tough"
4. Nena- "99 Luftballons"
5. Wolf Parade- Shine a Light
6. Does It Offend You, Yeah?- "We Are Rockstars"
7. ANTM themesong. Thats what watching an ANTM marathon does to ya.